With that in mind, I've been looking at videos of people melting crayons. Well, I've known about it for awhile and it's cool but it's drowned the media in over saturation. So I thought why not try something else?
So I did...and it failed with soft pastel, then I tried oil pastel. The end result is pretty cool and I wasn't expecting it. After it becomes melted then dried again, the color turns completely Matte! And with matte being more popular recently, more people would like it even more.
So here's what I did: I broke off a small piece of an oil pastel stick and put it in a used tea light candle holder. I had already melted the candle, so all there was left was a tin can. I grabbed the edge with sewing tweezers and placed it right over the flame of a candle. This quickly melts, depending on how much you put in there. It created a little smoke, and a small odor which went away after removing it from the flame. After you've melted it you have to quickly transfer it to the canvas, in my case a watercolor canvas paper. The reason you have to be super quick is because I'm not kidding when I say it dries fast. The instant it hits the paper it dries!